Financial Survey: Ctrip.Com International (CTRP) vs. The Competition

Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ: CTRP) is one of 11 publicly-traded companies in the “Travel Agents” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Ctrip.Com International to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Ctrip.Com International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ctrip.Com International 0 3 11 0 2.79
Ctrip.Com International Competitors 88 652 966 43 2.55

Ctrip.Com International currently has a consensus price target of $57.40, suggesting a potential upside of 26.77%. As a group, “Travel Agents” companies have a potential upside of 18.84%. Given Ctrip.Com International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ctrip.Com International is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Ctrip.Com International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ctrip.Com International 8.92% 2.92% 1.51%
Ctrip.Com International Competitors -18.70% -60.07% -9.98%

Volatility and Risk

Ctrip.Com International has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ctrip.Com International’s rivals have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ctrip.Com International and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ctrip.Com International $2.85 billion -$206.06 million 75.47
Ctrip.Com International Competitors $3.16 billion $214.58 million 9.82

Ctrip.Com International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Ctrip.Com International. Ctrip.Com International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.4% of Ctrip.Com International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.3% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Ctrip.Com International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Travel Agents” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Ctrip.Com International beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Ctrip.Com International

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Ctrip) is a travel service provider for accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China. The Company aggregates hotel and transportation information to enable business and leisure travelers to make bookings. It helps leisure travelers book tour packages and guided tours, and helps corporate clients manage their travel requirements. In addition, it offers a range of other travel-related services, including travelers’ reviews, attraction tickets, travel-related financing and car services, and travel insurance and visa services to meet the various booking and travelling needs of both leisure and business travelers. It also offers independent leisure travelers bundled packaged-tour products, including group tours, semi-group tours and private tours or packaged tours with different transportation arrangements, such as cruise, bus or self-driving.

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